When the Rhode Island legislators passed a bill exempting emergency vehicle drivers from wearing seatbelts, the Rhode Island Fire Chiefs Association (RIFCA) stood up for safety.
Initiative 1: Cultural Change
Country music fans have not only heard the message, they’ve taken the steps to protect themselves, loved ones and the firefighters in their communities from the risks of toxic smoke and fire.
Wildland Firefighting: Everyone Goes Home, a video produced by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, is a story that honors friends and can save the lives of others.
For South Carolina’s Charleston Fire Department change has come rapidly and in the most difficult of ways. After the deaths of nine firefighters at the Sofa Super Store fire on June 18, 2007, the department has remade itself in ways both dramatic and inspiring.
Maryland is the most recent state to require that battery-only operated smoke alarms be equipped with sealed-in, 10-year lithium batteries. The new law takes effect on July 1, 2013.
When responding to fires in high-rise buildings, firefighting crews of five or six members-instead of three or four-are significantly faster in putting out fires and completing search-and-rescue operations, concludes a major new study* carried out by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in cooperation with five other organizations.
The Congressional Fire Services Institute and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation have selected Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue, the Office of the Oregon Fire Marshal and the Governor’s Fire Service Policy Council as the recipient of the 2013 Senator Paul S. Sarbanes Fire Service Safety Leadership Award.
Baltimore City residents now have access to a new tool that will help protect them and the firefighters who serve their communities in the event of a fire.
Members of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s Everyone Goes Home® program delivered Courage to Be Safe ® and other LODD prevention courses to the Philadelphia Fire Department cadet classes.
Firefighters across Iowa now have more access to Everyone Goes Home® programs and training thanks to a new partnership between the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) and the Iowa Fire Service Training Bureau (FSTB).